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CLRA 6100 Week 3 Application 1: Week 3 Application 1

Objectives for application 1

  • Review the Common Fund programs listed on the NIH Roadmap Web site by exploring the program links on this page: http://commonfund.nih.gov/initiativeslist.aspx 
  • Select one of these programs to research.
  • Search the Walden Library databases to select a peer-reviewed article that addresses your chosen program.
  • Identify another source of information on this program that is available through mass media (e.g., the Internet, a newspaper article).

Select an NIH Common Fund Program

Review the Common Fund programs listed on the NIH Roadmap Web site and select one of those topics to research.

NIH Common Fund Programs

Suggested databases

Find a scholarly article using MEDLINE

MEDLINE will search the health literature and will help you locate a peer reviewed article related to your topic and NIH.

  1. Click here to access the database and login: MEDLINE with Full Text
      
  2. Enter your topic in the search box. For example: Nanomedicine
     
  3. Scroll down in the limit section to the Publication Type and choose Research Support N.I.H. intramural and extramural (tip: hold down the CTRL key to select multiple options.

                           Publication type limit box  
     
  4. Click the Search button to run your search.
      
  5. Select an article from the results and choose the full text link to access it.
      
  6. Verify it is a peer reviewed journal using Ulrich's Periodical Directory.

Find a news article using ProQuest

The ProQuest Central database will allow you to limit to popular publications such as magazines and newspapers.

   

1. Click here to access the database and login: ProQuest Central

2. Enter your topic in the search box. For example: Nanomedicine

3. Scroll down to the Source Type limit box and select: Magazines & Newspapers

4. Click the Search button to run your search.

5. Choose an article from these results and select the full text link to access it.

More Help with Peer Review & Popular Sources

Writing Tips

For this week, you will read a wide range of sources. Be sure to read through our page on critical reading to get tips on reading scholarly material effectively and efficiently. You could also read Tobias's great post on the importance of active reading.